I found out about Image Reborn Foundation from a support group for breast cancer. I jumped on the chance to go to the Retreat. Our rooms were fantastic, they served us yummy food, my bed was so soft and comfy, we learned Yoga, had massages and facials. We shared stories of our journeys and were we we going. We became friends and laughed a lot. It was great to get some answers to our questions from the founder of Image Reborn Dr. Saltz. He helped me see some possibilities for me dealing with surgery. He is awesome as is Keiko and Sheila. You guys ROCK!!!
I am continually inspired by the amazing women that we get the pleasure of meeting each month at our retreats. Each comes with her own unique story, heartache, triumph, success, confusion, determination, sorrow, courage and above all passion for living. Image Reborn provides a place of safety, serenity and bonding for survivors to relax, share, and experience a true retreat from the daily demands that women typically must maintain as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and active members of their community. Image Reborn allows for emotional healing and creating friendships and relationships that last far beyond the few days spent together in the gorgeous mountains of Park City, Utah.
Amazing program. Shelia and Donna are angels on earth. They helped me when I thought I could go no where else. I shared my story, laughed, cried and healed while being at this retreat. I have made life long friends and will forever be grateful for thier kindness.
I am a survivor along with three other sisters and one sister who fought for six years with her breast cancer. Her passing was one of the hardest things I have gone through. After her passing, my younger sister, 37, was DX with breast cancer only a month after laying my sister to rest. I was DX a year and a half later. We are survivors and will fight to help anyone who asks and even though who will not.
I support image reborn in many ways. I share my story with others about my adventure with them. I attend their fund raiser and was a guest speaker at one. I am honored to be part of their program.
I see Donna and Shelia often and always hug and thank them for what they have given me. I smile brighter knowing I have their support when I need to fall back on it. They know my whole story and cried and laughed along side me never judging just holding a hand and caring.
I will always smile!
With all my heart,
As Executive Director of this organization for the past nine years, I can speak from my personal experience as a 2-time breast cancer survivor and a leader and participant at the retreats. Each weekend is unique in that the women who comprise the group is always different and inspiring in its own way. We offer retreats for Young Survivors, Metastatic Patients, Latino women and all breast cancer survivors. We indulge and pamper them to the extent that they all deserve. There is an educational emphasis and includes discussions with physicians in the field, and experts in all related topics in which the attendees have expressed an interest. There is fellowship, laughter, some tears and so much hope and caring for others. Lifelong friendships are made at these retreats.
As a 25 yr. breast cancer survivor, I so appreciate Image Reborn. When I was diagnosed, there was little or no support available. Image Reborn's healing retreats for survivors provides women with an opportunity to realize that they are not alone on their journey back to health. When the women arrive on Friday night, they are somewhat apprehensive as to what will happen. When they leave on Sunday, they have made new friends, have enjoyed wonderful activities and are armed with a number of resources. The laughter, smiles and hugs as they leave confirm that their time at an Image Reborn Retreat was a life changing event.
During my cancer journey I did not meet other Latinas who were batlling the deadly disease.....this sparked my curiousity on why, I didn't see them at different events we were invited to locally. In my question to educate myself with breast cancer and the resources of support I came across Image Reborn at the Young Cancer Survivor conference in Atlanta, GA in 2010. Once I came home I looked it up and signed up for the Latina conference. The experienced was great and the ladies I met had a lot to share, from how they dealth with breast cancer both physically and emotionally to their own personal beliefs.
I find the Image Reborn Foundation of Utah an unique organization. It helps breast cancer survivors by providing free retreats in beautiful homes of Park City, Utah.
I have been a donor to IRF since the very beginning. I have witnessed its incredible growth and how many hundreds of breast cancer survivors have benefited from the organization.
I am the proud Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Image Reborn Foundation of Utah.
The Foundation is dedicated to provide free healing retreats in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah.
It started in 1998 with a small group of breast cancer survivors and volunteers. Twelve years later the foundation has helped over 2500 breast cancer survivors and their families dealing with live beyond breast cancer!
Our free healing retreats are provided to all breast cancer survivors that sign up at our website. The retreats are divided among survivors under 40 years of age, hispanics retreats and retreats dedicated to metastatic cancer patients.
IRF has attracted women from all different States in the US and many other countries.
Please check our website (www.imagerebornfoundation.org) and review the testimonials of retreat attendees and how this foundation helped their physical, emotional, psychological, financial and struggles Breast Cancer
Renato Saltz MD
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31. I was internet searching for community support when i stumbled across the Image Reborn retreat and applied. I was initially rejected for the Young Survivors Retreat as it was already full. I was surprised and elated to receive an email a few months later informing me of an upcoming retreat and inviting me to apply. I was thrilled to attend a winter Young Survivors Retreat and had a wonderful time. Every detail of my trip was taken care of and exceeded my expectations. I flew into Utah earlier than the other group members and the foundation arranged transportation to take me to a location of my choosing for the afternoon and then the director picked me up personally and took me to the retreat house. The retreat house was phenomenal and I was overwhelmed at the luxurious comfort to which we were treated by generous donors. I really enjoyed the delicious meals by our private chef. The art journaling was a fun and moving activity. My favorite was, of course, the facials and massages. The comraderie of spending time with other young survivors was exactly what I needed to move into the next phase of my cancer experience - being a survivor. I am incredibly grateful to Image Reborn for providing me such a relaxing, and healing weekend!
The Image Reborn organization helped me so much. The weekend i spend with other women that were going through very similar situations was a blessing to me. It allowed me to let down my hair and just be myself. I didn't have to put on a face like i did for everyone else. Theses other women knew exactly what i was going through. The information sessions with the physicians helped a lot with my understanding of the continuing process with living and surviving breast cancer. Donna and Sheila made us all feel so special. My life was very blessed to have been able to attend the Image Reborn weekend for young survivors.